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Chris Mason Of Btrfs Is Leaving Oracle

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Published on 07 June 2012 10:53 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Chris Mason, the lead developer of the Btrfs file-system, is parting ways with Oracle.

Chris Mason announced this morning he is leaving Oracle. Chris Mason has been apart of Oracle's Kernel Team for years where he worked full-time on the development of the Btrfs file-system for Linux. Chris is now leaving to work elsewhere.

Beginning next week, Mason will be an employee of Fusion-io. Fusion-io is the popular storage company that was founded in 2005 and has led with its very fast ioMemory, ioCache, and other high-performance storage/memory products.

Chris says on the mailing list, "From a Btrfs point of view, very little will change. I'll still maintain Btrfs and will continue all of my Btrfs development in the open. Oracle will still use Btrfs in their Oracle Linux products, and I'll work with all of the distros using Btrfs in production. Fusion-io really believes in open source, and I'm excited to help them shape the future of high performance storage."

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